Monday, March 14, 2011

H2H Challenge - From Our Heart to Yours - Home Decor

Isn't it fun when it turns out you are a little ahead of the game! This is a re-post of a collage I made and posted a couple weeks ago. I really love putting together bits of this and that to create something with personal meaning. In high school I took French with is not really anything special but when you consider I grew up on the central California coast in a community that was supported  by agriculture and went to school with classmates who spoke Spanish you have to realize it would have made a lot more sense to be taking Spanish classes! But French it was! On my list of things to do someday is visit Paris. But until I can make that journey I will just dream about it. A long time ago a good friend told me the only two things in life that are really free are smiling and dreaming. We need our dreams to keep us smiling, so keep dreaming.
All of the stamps used in this 5x7 collage are from Close to My Heart. The stamp with the Eiffel Tower is from the new Caio set. I inked the stamp in gray then sponged black on the Eiffel Tower and on the word romance. The Paris postmark is from a retired set called Air Mail and was stamped on a piece of B&T from the Wings paperpack to add a little background interest to the stamping.
The colors are Black, Colonial White, Olive and Vineyard Berry.
The metal accents are from various Tim Holtz collections.

9 comments:

Melinda said...

Love your collage. How unique and what a great reminder of your dreams. Kind of like a visual reminder of something on your bucket list. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week.

Lorrinda said...

What a great collage! I hope you have it displayed somewhere that it gets seen every day to remind you of your dreams:) Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H.

Trisha Morton said...

Love your collage! I also took french in school and laugh at the irony that I perhaps should have chosen spanish...

Jessica said...

What a great collage, thanks so much for sharing it at H2H!

Lisa Stenz said...

LOVE the collage. It is so fun to look at all of the details! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

Debbie Carriere said...

This is super! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

Corina said...

Adorable collage!!! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Melanie said...

I love all the french words on the background. Looks great!

Karen Day said...

Beautiful mix of stamping & accessories! Thanks for joining us at H2H :o)